Articles: Business & Finance

The Cradle-to-Career Solution

Providing a birth-to-employment education can stop students from falling through the cracks.

Turnaround Principals

New training models have emerged for preparing school leaders to transform low-achieving schools.

Budgeting Based on Student Needs

This California district demonstrates that students can be the foundation of all school financial decisions.

School Improvement Grants—Two Years Later

A nationwide survey of forty-two states and the District of Columbia examined how states are using the $3.5 billion in School Improvement Grants.

Wisconsin District Administrators Say Bills Go Too Far

District administrators in Wisconsin would appreciate greater management leeway in negotiations with teachers' unions, but many say the collective bargaining restrictions crafted by Gov. Scott Walker and the republican-controlled legislature go too far.

Students Need Stable District Leadership

In more than one big city school district, including now Seattle, superintendents who have put smart reforms in place, yielding positive results for students, have been removed too soon.

How Productive Is Your District?

New study shows that per-pupil spending as nearly tripled over the last 40 years. While some states have shown improvements in student achievement, others have remained stagnant.

Districts Facing Hurdles in Collecting Medicaid Refunds

Districts are continuing to face many challenges in filing for reimbursement for the Medicaid services they provide to students.

The New Approach to Reeling in Tech Funding

A grants expert explains how school tech leaders must secure their funding not just from one big federal fund, but from various avenues.

Middle School Friends May Matter the Most

Study finds that changes in friendships while students transition from elementary school into the middle school years may trigger a student's academic success or defeat.

Students Need Stable District Leadership

In more than one big city school district, including now Seattle, superintendents who have put smart reforms in place, yielding positive results for students, have been removed too soon.

Going Out of Print

School libraries of the future could be light on books and heavy on digital resources.

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